SOLVE at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT in the United States is accepting applications for the Indigenous Communities Fellowship in 2022.
Native inventors are paving the way for a bright future led by and for their people. Since 2007, Native American women have created at least 17 new enterprises every day, increasing the number of Native-owned businesses in the United States. Native scientists are studying environmental degradation and proposing innovative community-based remedies at the same time. A new generation of proficient speakers is being fueled by a surge of language revival projects. Finally, a recent trend toward tribal ownership of healthcare attempts to improve access to treatment and heal people in a culturally integrated manner.
Despite centuries of exploitation and a system that has resulted in high unemployment rates, language and cultural loss, the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women, and environmental injustice caused by both local pollution and global climate consequences, there are still challenges. To address these modern concerns, Native tribes have Indigenous knowledge systems and innovative technology. Indigenous Communities offer the solutions to reducing the digital gap and providing new job possibilities, as well as leading the transition to renewable energy and educating a new generation of Native leaders.
Worth of Scholarship
- Each chosen Fellow will receive a $10,000 award.
MIT SOLVE Indigenous Communities Fellowship | Eligibility Criteria
The Indigenous Communities Fellowship at Solve seeks ideas from Native innovators across the United States that take into account both technology and traditional knowledge in order to support and scale good impact. As a result, Solve encourages Native-led solutions that:
Increase access to jobs, financial capital, and chances for skill development.
Support linguistic and cultural revival, as well as high-quality K-12 education and financial assistance for first-generation college students.
Provide nutritious and self-sufficient food, as well as renewable energy and safe drinking water.
Improve healthcare access and results, particularly in the areas of mental health and drug abuse.
Alignment: The solution uses technology to meet the problem that has been presented.
Potential for Influence: The solution’s planned implementation has the potential to have an impact on people’s lives.
Scalability: The solution may be expanded and scaled to reach a larger number of individuals.
Feasibility: The solution is viable to implement, and the team has a strategy for the solution to be financially self-sustaining.
Innovative Approach: A new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new approach for addressing the problem.
Partnership Potential: The applicant describes how the solution would benefit from the wide range of resources that the Solve community can provide.
How to Apply for the MIT SOLVE Indigenous Communities Fellowship
You may submit your solution by clicking here.
Deadline: June 1, 2022.
Click here for more details and to apply
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